Where we went: Bishop and Clerk (Maria Island) When we went: Late summer 2020 Estimated time for walk: 4 – 5 hrs Time spent on walk: 4 hrs We were going to catch the first ferry out to Darlington, but we thought better of it (on account of our mutual love for sleep) and caught… Continue reading Maria Island: Bishop and Clerk
Where we went: Haunted Bay (Maria Island) When we went: Summer 2020 Estimated time of hike: 8-9hrs Time spent on hike: 10.5 hrs (there was a LONG detour) Haunted Bay – so named because of the sound that the Little Penguins make when they roost in the nearby beaches reverberating of the giant rock faces… Continue reading Maria Island: Haunted Bay
Where we went: Tangdimmaa (Rocky Cape National Park) When we went: summer 2020 Estimated time for walk: 8-9hrs Time spent on walk: 8.5 hrs Rocky Cape National Park in the far North-West is a lot like a theme park, and that theme is nature walks. There is a maze of intersecting tracks spread out along… Continue reading Rocky Cape National Park
Where we went: Hartz Mountain National Park (Hartz Peak) When we went: early December, 2019 Estimated time for walk: 4hrs Time spent on walk: just under 4hrs The Hartz Peak hike is described as “moderate”, and this is accurate on a level never previously conceived of. It is challenging in parts, but the paths are… Continue reading Hartz Mountain: Snow in Summer
Park entry fees apply so make sure you have a parks pass The 4wd track leads to a campsite and marks the official start to the East Cloudy Head walking track (yup, the 3 km of beach are just a warm-up). We went to log our walk in the logbook only to discover that it was just a bunch of scraps of paper chucked into the little logbook holder, this was the first clue that not many people do this walk.
It was with the condensed passionate, burning energy of roughly 5 newly awoken toddlers that Sommelier bounded into our living room, several years later, to inform me that he had recently learned, from a dusty second-hand book, that there were sapphires to be found in Tasmania.
Table Cape Tulip Farm, on Tasmania’s far North-West coast, is a riot of colour, if you time your arrival correctly. There is only a very small window annually in which to see the flowers in bloom from the end of September to the middle of October. It is paid entry ($12 for an adult), but it is worth the fee if you time it right (during the tulip festival, in early October, would be my advice for best time to visit).
Where we went: Hobart and surrounds When we went: Early February 2019 So you planned a hiking trip to tassie but the wild weather forced the closure of some tracks? Don't panic, this happens sometimes, and it is usually fairly short lived. Whether it's snow, fire or flood (or all 3 in a week) there… Continue reading Thickshakes of Hobart